Dear Church Leader,
Thanks for visiting AfricanChristianCollege.org!
You’ve likely come because someone you know shared this link with you. Thanks for coming to learn more. Briefly, I hope to share with you some of the story of African Christian College — a higher education institution equipping students from Southern and East Africa for over 50 years!
Brad Carter, President
Since 1967, African Christian College has been teaching and preparing Africans to return to their home countries to preach, plant churches and be self-sufficient ministers. Over 80% of the graduates from ACC are still working in congregations in over 12 countries throughout Southern, Central & East Africa as a result of the ministry of the college.
With its campus located in the rural area of Matsapha, Swaziland, African Christian College is recognized as a nonprofit by the governments of both the USA (a 501c3) and Swaziland. A board of trustees oversees the institution. This board is made up of faithful members of the churches of Christ, many of them elders. Financial support is provided by individual donors and congregations in the USA and Africa.
The mission of African Christian College is to glorify God by equipping students for excellent service in God’s Kingdom. Out of this mission grows a vision of a transformed continent through the power of God and well-prepared leaders.
We are responding to Africa’s challenges by preparing visionary leaders of integrity, equipped with a deep knowledge of the Bible and the world about them. They must be equipped to serve broadly; scattered like salt among the rich, the poor; the educated, the unschooled; the violent, the peaceful. Such equipping requires much more than “book knowledge” or even knowledge of the Book. It requires formation and motivation by the Spirit of Christ.
In order to provide a quality education to our students, African Christian College earned affiliate status with the Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA), a continent-wide accrediting body with global recognition. Our students are exposed to Christian leaders and educators of the highest standards from Africa and the United States.
Our vision is to truly be an African college — not totally or primarily dependent on outside funding.
To this end the Tree of Life Project (a 15,000 macadamia nut tree orchard) is expected to provide a “living endowment”, increasing financial stability as revenues grow over the next 5 years. Begun in 1997 with donations by African nationals, we now see the real fruit of this vision begin to financially benefit the college.
For over 40 years, African Christian College was overseen by the Montgomery Blvd. Church of Christ in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Back then, we were called Manzini Bible School.) Elders and members from Montgomery Blvd. are still actively involved in our governance and oversight.
Congregations provide about a quarter of the income for African Christian College. Many churches– large and small– faithfully partner with the college to bring about a vision of a transformed continent. These include Montgomery Blvd (Albuquerque), Netherwood Park (Albuquerque), Las Cruces (New Mexico), Saturn Road (Garland, Texas), Western Hills (Fort Worth), Westover Hills (Austin), Southern Hills (Abilene, Texas), Memorial (Houston), Grants (New Mexico), Sulphur Well (Paris, Tennessee), College Hills (Lebanon, Tennessee), and others.
Your church can also support African Christian College!
To talk with representatives of African Christian College about the possibility of your congregation’s involvement or to ask questions, please feel free to contact us!
Brad Carter, President: 325.261.9207 or brad@AfricanChristianCollege.org
Larry Harms, Chairman of the Board : lharms@AfricanChristianCollege.org